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January 12: This Day That Year

January 12

- 1493 - Italy: Last day for all Jews (30,000+) to leave Sicily.

- 1528 - Gustav I becomes King of Sweden, rules for 37 years, known as the "father of the nation".

- 1554 - Bayinnaung Kyawhtin Nawrahta becomes King of Burma.

- 1583 - Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar.

- 1807 - Netherlands: Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden killing 150 people. - 1820 - Astronomical Society of London (Royal Astronomical Society) founded in England.

- 1836 - HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin reaches Sydney, Australia.

- 1893 - Birthday: Hermann Goering, Nazi Party leader, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (1941-45) born in Rosenheim, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire.

- 1875 - Kwang-su becomes Emperor of China. - 1898 - Japan: Itō Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister. - 1906 - Forward pass legalized by the Football rules committee.

- 1913 - Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin ("man of steel") in a letter to the newspaper Social Democrat.

- 1915 - US: House of representatives rejects proposal to give women right to vote.

- 1916 - Birthday: P. W. Botha, President of South Africa (1984-89) and Prime Minister (19778-84), born in Paul Roux, Orange Free State Province, South Africa.

- 1930 - Birthday: Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player & co-founder of Tim Hortons, born in Cochrane, Ontario.

- 1939 - Timely Comics (now knowns as Marvel Comics) founded by American publisher Martin Goodman in New York.

- 1952 - US: University of Tennessee admits its 1st black student.

- 1954 - Austria: Avalanches killed 315 people.

- 1964 - Birthday: Jeff Bezos founder of Amazon, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

- 1966 - "Batman" debuts on ABC, starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker.

- 1969 - Led Zeppelin's debut album of released.

- 1991 - US Congress gives George H. W. Bush authority to start war against Iraq.

- 1995 - Japan: Earthquake killed 5,000+ in Kobe.

- 2001 - William Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (co-founder Hewlett-Packard), dies of a heart attack at 87.

- 2006 - Saudi Arabia: A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual at the Hajj in Mina killed 362+ Muslim pilgrims. - 2006 - Turkey released Mehmet Ali Ağca after he served 25 years in prison for shooting Pope John Paul II. - 2009 - Switzerland: Cristiano Ronaldo is awarded 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year in Zurich.

- 2010 - Haiti: Earthquake killed 160,000+ people and destroyed the capital Port-au-Prince.

- 2013 - China: Beijing’s level of air pollution is declared hazardous to human health. - 2019 - Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrives in Toronto, Canada, as a refugee, via Thailand, after escaping family abuse in Saudi Arabia for renouncing Islam.

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